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A Beautiful Depression-Era Route Map Makes Transcontinental Bus Travel Look Glamorous

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. A 1935 promotional map for Pacific Greyhound shows the long reach of the bus company, when its regular schedules were combined with routes of regional affiliates. Show More Summary

A 17th-Century Argument for the Many Virtues of Coffee, Chocolate, and Tea

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. In this 1690 broadside advertisement, London merchant Samuel Price deployed rumor and vivid anecdote to advance the medical case for drinking coffee, chocolate, and tea. Show More Summary

How to Employ Women in Government Jobs: Postwar Advice Drawn From the American Experience

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. At the end of World War II, writes archivist David Langbart on the...Show More Summary

Trans Women of Color Deserve to Be Mourned as Much as Leelah Alcorn

Late last year, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn made headlines after she stepped out into oncoming traffic along Interstate 71 near her Ohio home. Her death by suicide came with a note, posted automatically to her Tumblr account in the hours after her passing. Show More Summary

19 Tumbler Users Who Love Bad Puns

yesterdayHumor : eBaum's World

When it comes to making terrible puns, no one is better than tumblr.

Map Shows Where the Juvenile Delinquents Lived in Depression-Era D.C.

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. This 1936 map of Washington, D.C. pinpoints residencies that hadShow More Summary

Tumblr Artist Sully’s International Mermaids are the Most Radical Women Under the Sea - In the immortal words of Sebastian, "What more is you lookin' for?"

yesterdayHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Thank-you to Tumblr artist Sully for this gorgeous reminder that mermaids shouldn't just represent one particular culture, era or race--the sea has hot crustacean bands and diversity

Tumblr Hires First CMO: Stephanie Dolgins

Tumblr announced recently that the Yahoo-owned company has hired its first Chief Marketing Officer: Stephanie Dolgins. Dolgins has spent the last two years at her own marketing and digital consultancy firm, Dolgins & Company. Prior to...Show More Summary

The mobile app business is turning out to be much more massive than everyone thought

A leaked email from a BBC producer says it all: " I don’t get this modern obsession with sharing, linking, forwarding, re tweeting..." Plenty of people still don't "get" Facebook or Instagram or Periscope or Tumblr or Candy Crush Saga. Show More Summary

The Dress Has Always Been News

This story originally appeared on Public Books March 15, 2015 — As “the dress” befuddled the Internet’s hive mind, our newsfeeds swelled. Tumblr and Buzzfeed, recognizing the viral power of a garment that appears gold and white to some but blue and black to others, got the freight train rolling. Show More Summary

Nifty Methods for Smuggling Contraband, From a Manual for WWII-Era British Spies 

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. The Descriptive Catalogue of Special Devices and Supplies, used by...Show More Summary

FDR’s First Draft of His “Day of Infamy” Speech, With His Notes

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Franklin Roosevelt drafted his Dec. Show More Summary

An Early Arctic Explorer's Dramatic Drawings of the Frozen North

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Arctic explorer Sir John Ross drew these images while captaining the first 19 th -century British search for the Northwest Passage. Show More Summary

An Inventory of Robert E. Lee’s Personal Property, Left in His Mansion and Seized by the Government

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Union soldiers occupied Arlington House, Robert E. Lee’s home in Virginia, soon after the beginning of the Civil War. Show More Summary

Spin a 3-D Representation of a Beautiful 17th-Century Celestial Globe 

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. The 1603 Sphaera stellifera globe by Willem Janszoon Blaeu showcases cutting-edge 17 th -century astronomy in three dimensions. Show More Summary

Late-1940s Chicago CSI, in Photos

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. A new book of classic crime photos from the Chicago Tribune, Gangsters & Grifters, contains a few interesting shots of late-1940s forensic science. Show More Summary

A Detailed, Majestic Diagram of Two British Ships of War, From an 18th-Century Encyclopedia

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. This illustration, used to demonstrate the rigging and interior setup of first- and third-rate British ships of war, appeared in Ephraim Chambers’ Cyclopedia, published in 1728. Show More Summary

I Could Spend Hours Gazing at Pictures From Old Science Magazines

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you're on the lookout for a good old fashioned internet time-suck, head over to the Tumblr scienceisstrange, where one hero has scanned a great many pages of over 300 issues of SCIENCE magazine from 1950-1980. Read more...

Handprints of Hitler, Mussolini, and FDR, Analyzed by a Palm Reader in 1938

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. In a 1938 book, How to Know People By Their Hands, palmist JosefShow More Summary

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